The Art of Positive Politics

The Art of Positive Politics

Vijay Verma

This project bite focuses on the Art of Positive Politics to increase overall performance of people in organizations. Power is a key factor for managing politics effectively. In this project bite, you will understand a model to achieve the optimum performance from project stakeholders through effective teamwork, leadership, and communication by paying special attention to the external and internal culture and politics. You will recognize the importance of nonverbal components (vocal tone and body language) to communicate effectively. You will understand the keywords and attributes of both negative and positive politics and learn practical tips to create and use positive politics to direct stakeholder energy from the negative side to the positive side to create a culture of enhanced collaboration and synergy.

Vijay Verma - vkverma49@gmail.com

Vijay K. Verma, PMI Fellow, PMP, MBA, P.Eng, is an internationally known speaker, trainer and author with more than 40 years of experience in the area of Project Management. He has written the three-volume series originally published by PMI, which includes Organizing Projects for Success, Human Resource Skills for the Project Manager, and Managing the Project Team. After three successful books published by PMI, Mr. Verma wrote his 4th book “The Art of Positive Politics: A Key to Delivering Successful Projects” published in June 2018 by Multi-Media Publications Inc. He is working on his 5th book on “Leading with Purpose: Positive Power and Inspirational Influence” to be published in 2021. Mr. Verma received 2009 PMI Fellow Award, 1999 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award, and the 1999 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award for significant contributions to the project management profession. Mr. Verma has presented several workshops on project management in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, South Africa, China, and India with participants from a wide range of industries. His presentations have been attended by over 4000 professionals working in the area of Project Management and have helped enhance their skills and confidence in leadership, communication, influencing, managing politics, negotiating, managing conflicts, motivating stakeholders, , and creating high-performance teams in a cross-cultural, multi-generational, and virtual environments. Mr. Verma is currently an Emeritus and has worked for forty years in the area of Project Management at TRIUMF (TRI University Meson Facility), a federally funded Canada’s Particle Accelerator Center and Canadian National Research Laboratory at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Here he has provided project management services for projects varying in size, complexity, and diversity.

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